Business Skills for the Fitness Professional Course at TRAIN Fitness



Super charge your business and learn some of the fundamental business management skills for independent fitness instructors and personal trainers.

Our business skills course delivers skills needed to set up successfully in business, including modules in writing a business plan and a marketing plan, researching business ideas, using targets and objectives and the importance of financial forecasting

We offer the course via distance study, helping you to fit your study into your lifestyle, and once completed successfully you’ll receive the Level 3 Award in Business Skills for Fitness Professionals from YMCA Awards and CPD points for your REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) registration.

Signing up is simple: please fill in our online application or call us. Once your application has been accepted, you’ll enjoy immediate access to your course material.

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  • Recognised by the National Register of Personal Trainers
  • Supplier to Ministry of Defence
  • Accredited by Skills Active – the sector skills council for active leisure
  • Accredited by ACSM - the American Council of Sports Medicine
  • European Social Fund
  • Accredited by YMCA Awards
  • Accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management
  • A member of ukactive
  • Recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals UK
  • Accredited by Active IQ
Level 3 Award in Business Skills for the Fitness Professional


Level 3 Award in Business Skills for the Fitness Professional



During this course you will learn how to formulate an initial business strategy that will act as the backbone of your business. Like fitness training, businesses need goals, progress check ups and reviews to ensure success.

All businesses are subject to certain laws and requirements. To help you avoid getting caught out this business skills course covers all the key aspects of business law you will be required to be aware of.

Most fitness professionals will need to do some level of marketing to get their name out there and generate business. During this module you will learn effective marketing methods, how to conduct market research and how to implement a marketing plan.

Product management is a common tripping point for a wide variety of businesses. Learning to manage the life cycle of the product you are offering is essential to the longevity of your business.

No business skills course would be complete without covering how to manage finances effectively. During this module you'll study how to price effectively, policies and how to plan/secure income.

The key to any sale comes in the end user's desire for the product, so as a business owner it's your job to create that desire. While you may be very aware of the importance of health and fitness that isn't a view shared by everyone, so being able to communicate the importance is essential.